There were 563 opioid-related deaths in Los Angeles Country in just one year. Learn more about the opioid epidemic in LA. (Source: DEA in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office) 

Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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Classroom Resources for Educators

The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Their site includes interactive K-12 lessons, virtual field trips, resources for parents and more. Go to Operation Prevention's website.

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How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Learn more.



Thousands Attend LA Youth Opioid Summit

(May 9, 2019) More than 2,000 local students attended the Opioid Awareness Youth Summit, hosted by DEA and CADCA (the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America). Read more.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

(CNN, December 12) The synthetic opioid fentanyl is involved in most drug overdoses, according to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.